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Residential & Area Permits

A Parking Permit (Residential or Area) exempts a resident's vehicle from the posted, on-street parking time limit restrictions ONLY for the area within which the permit is valid. Residential Parking Permits are valid only on the block which the resident resides. The Area Permit will exempt permit holders from certain parking restrictions within a prescribed area.

A Residential or Area Parking Permit does not allow parking in violation of any other parking regulation such as:

  • Parking during street sweeping restrictions
  • Parking in "No Parking" Zones
  • Parking without paying meters
 
 

Before you start the online application for a Residential or Area Parking Permit, you will need electronic copies (.jpg, .tif, .pdf) of all three (3) documents below.

  1. An electronic copy of one of the following documents dated within the last 30 days*:
    • Utility bill (gas, electric, water)
    • Telephone bill (land line)
    • T.V. or Internet bill
    • Current auto or home insurance document
  2. An electronic copy of your valid driver's license
  3. An electronic copy of your current vehicle registration

*Please note: Your applicant name and physical address must appear on all of your submitted documentation and must match the physical address for the location where the permit is being requested. P.O. boxes will not be accepted.

Application Requirements

Bring or mail in copies of all four (4) document types below. Original documents are not required and they will not be returned to the applicant, if mailed. The cost of your permit is free.

Whether you come in to the office, or mail your permit, you will need:

  1. A completed application (PDF)
  2. A copy of one of these documents dated within the last 30 days*:
    • Utility bill (gas, electric, water)
    • Telephone bill (land line)
    • T.V. or Internet bill
    • Current auto or home insurance document
  3. A copy of your valid driver's license
  4. A copy of your current vehicle registration

*Please note: Your applicant name and physical address must appear on all of your submitted documentation and must match the physical address for the location where the permit is being requested. P.O. boxes will not be accepted.

Contact Information

Parking Cashier Office

201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 110
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 720-913-5365

Hours of operation: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Wait times may be associated with applying in person.

If you received a permit renewal letter in the mail, you may now renew your Residential or Area Parking Permit online.

University/college students may obtain a residential parking permit if they reside on a block with time limit restrictions and their residence is eligible.  Please refer to the application requirements for detailed information on the documents that are needed.  However, if the applicant’s driver’s license and/or vehicle registration does not match the address of residence a permit may be issued by providing a current student schedule as proof of enrollment AND a permissive use letter from the vehicle’s owner.

A temporary residential parking permit may be issued when a new Denver resident has just moved in and has not yet obtained all the required documents for a regular permit.  To obtain a temporary permit, the applicant must provide all the application requirement documents, however the address on the driver’s license and vehicle registration do not have to match the new address.  These documents must be unexpired.  Also, a lease or USPS change of address confirmation form will suffice in lieu of a utility, telephone, TV, internet, or insurance bill.  Temporary permits are issued for a maximum of 90 days, following which all application requirements must be met to receive a regular, annual permit.

Neighborhoods and residents may want to inquire about adding, modifying, or removing parking restrictions and the associated Residential Parking Permit Program. Inquiries should be sent to parkingoperations@denvergov.org

Parking Operations staff will assess each request as they are submitted and work with your neighborhood on recommending the best parking management solution for your area.

 

Renew Residential Parking Permits

If you received a permit renewal letter in the mail, you may now renew your residential parking permit online.